LIAI Help for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dear Long Island Chapter Members and Friends,

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, my thoughts are first and foremost with all those affected and recovering from the devastating storm.

Hurricanes such as Katrina (August 29, 2005), Irene (August 28, 2011) and Sandy (October 29, 2012) teach us that after Search and Rescue it is a long road to re-establish supply and distribution infrastructure necessary to provide power, fresh water and shelter.  Only then can the task of rebuilding businesses and personal property begin.

Many appraisers are small independent practitioners or small businesses that do not have a disaster recovery plan of this magnitude. These appraisers face the extra challenge of continuing to make money while dealing with loss.  There are over 30 Appraisal Institute members in Corpus Christi alone.  As each of us contemplate how we can help the Gulf States, please consider the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (AIRF), which provides assistance to Appraisal Institute members directly.

Below is a link to the AIRF where you can request assistance or donate to appraisers in need.

More information can be found at

We Need Your Help

Hurricane Harvey reminds us that disaster can strike anytime and anywhere, and the AI Relief Foundation is seeking donations in order to be able to continue assisting our colleagues during times of emergency.

The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (AIRF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to those who have experienced a disaster or emergency that has left the recipient in a state of financial, physical or emotional distress.


Please donate to help those in need.

Your colleagues are here to help.

If you or someone you know has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, another natural disaster that has occurred, or other emergency; apply today for financial assistance.

Please call 312-335-4154 or email any questions.

The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Any person or organization that make contributions (money or property) to a 501(c)(3) organization are able to claim deductions for their donations on the their federal income tax under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you,

Michael Scalia, MAI, AI-GRS

2017 Long Island Chapter AI President

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